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Strep Throat Symptoms

Other Symptoms of Strep Throat

A person with strep throat may also have:
 
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • White patches of pus on the tonsils or in the throat
  • Headaches.
     
Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal (stomach) pain can also occur. These symptoms are more common in children than in adults.
 
A cough, runny nose, or pink eye do not usually occur in someone with strep throat. These symptoms are more common with a sore throat caused by a virus.
 

Strep Throat Symptoms in Infants and Young Children

Strep throat is uncommon in children under the age of three; but, on occasion, they do get strep.
 
The challenge in diagnosing strep throat in infants and young children is that they often do not have the classic symptoms of strep throat. Instead, they have more uncharacteristic symptoms. For example, infants younger than one year of age may have:
 
  • Low-grade fever -- less than or equal to 101ºF (38.3ºC)
  • Decreased appetite
  • Fussiness.
     
Children younger than three years old may have:
 
  • Low-grade fever -- less than or equal to 101ºF (38.3ºC)
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nasal discharge
  • Tender or swollen lymph glands in the neck.
     
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